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You Don't Call Any More - 11/28/11 07:49 AM
In an age of voicemail, email, texts and tweets, where everybody knows your "status" and we all have hundreds of "friends" and "followers", communication has really broken down. If you are talking, but nobody is listening or responding, how do you know if your message is getting across? I am running into more and more real estate agents who want you to contact them by text. No problem, except when you don't hear back. My other favorite is when another agent contacts me by text, but does not identify who they are. Please don't get me wrong, I use texting too, but I (6 comments)
Orlando Real Estate Statistics October 2011 from Realtor.com - 11/17/11 04:42 PM
October 2011 real estate search results are in and Orlando, FL was the #12 most searched market in the country in October 2011, based on data released today by Realtor.com, the #1 homes for sale real estate web site. Median list prices for homes in Orlando, FL hit $159,351 in October 2011, a -0.09% decrease from one year ago this month, and -0.09% decrease from September 2011. The national median list price in October 2011 was $189,900, a 2.65% increase compared to October 2010. Active for sale inventory of homes in Orlando, FL in October 2011 leveled out at 11,365, a (2 comments)
Orlando Real Estate Insurance Issues - 11/16/11 12:24 PM
One of my customers had a lot of questions this week about insuring her real estate purchase here in Orlando. She has heard from other people that it can be difficult and expensive to insure property here in Florida, so I thought I would briefly address some of those concerns. Like any type of insurance, availability and cost is greatly effected by location. Orlando is well inland, and I do not believe we have nearly the issues with availability and cost that our neighbors on the coast have. Of course, since the hurricanes of 2004 it has become a bit more (1 comments)
Project Management Tips for Real Estate Transactions - 11/07/11 03:40 PM
When comparing Realtors, it is helpful to be aware of how seasoned professionals use key elements from the project management discipline to harness the often chaotic world of real estate. Experienced Realtors know that there are nearly an infinite amount of skills one has to master in order to secure professional longevity. A Realtor typically juggles all the job roles of an entire company. Some of these tasks include: sales force, marketing manager, accountant, administrative assistant, educator, and CEO. To manage all these roles effectively one almost needs project management training and a touch of magic. As you compare Realtors, it (1 comments)
Orlando Real Estate Sales October 2011 - 11/04/11 02:46 PM
The number of homes available for sale listed by Orlando Realtors has slowly crept up this past month lead by bank owned properties. As of today there are 9,420 homes for sale up from last month's 9,316. The current inventory is made up of 824 or 8.7% REO's, 3,013 or 32.0% short sales and 5,583 or 59.3% equity sales. While available homes has crept up, homes under contract has fallen steadily. There are currently only 9,558 properties with contracts pending compared to 10,145 last month. Of the homes with contracts, 1,008 or 10.5% are REO, 7,148 or 74.8% are short sales (3 comments)
Orlando Real Estate Blog, news, statistics, marketing reports, insight, opinions. Orlando real estate includes, Winter Park Windermere, Apopka, Ocoee, and Winter Garden, as well as Conway and Dr. Phillips areas of Orlando.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.